Crisis and Transformation: The Kibbutz at Century's End / Edition 1

Crisis and Transformation: The Kibbutz at Century's End / Edition 1

by Eliezer Ben-Rafael
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791432262

ISBN-13: 9780791432266

Pub. Date: 02/28/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

This book examines kibbutz life following the Israeli economic crisis of 1985, focusing on the kibbutz's dramatic transformation from a well-defined social structure to a collective identified principally by its cultural preoccupations. It centers on the contradictions endemic to kibbutz identity. Ben-Rafael shows how the crisis brought together a general pro-change…  See more details below

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This book examines kibbutz life following the Israeli economic crisis of 1985, focusing on the kibbutz's dramatic transformation from a well-defined social structure to a collective identified principally by its cultural preoccupations. It centers on the contradictions endemic to kibbutz identity. Ben-Rafael shows how the crisis brought together a general pro-change Zeitgeist with the interests of the kibbutz's stronger social segments and individuals to produce widespread changes and the fragmentation of kibbutz reality as a whole. The book's findings are based on a large-scale research investigation (1991-1994) headed up by Ben-Rafael that included twenty research studies and involved the participation of researchers from diverse social-science disciplines. The book also provides a statistical abstract and a comprehensive kibbutz bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791432266
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Series:
SUNY series in Israeli Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
Preface
1Kibbutz Identity1
2The Crisis27
3A Shattered Community45
4Kibbutz Capitalism Challenged93
5Kibbutz and Society129
6Behind the Transformation155
7Implementing Change179
8The Transformation of Identity201
App. 1Correlation Analyses229
App. 2Statistical Abstract - The Kibbutzim in the 1990s233
Notes243
Bibliography247
Index271

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